Russian broadliner Merlion has signed an agreement with Aktiv, the largest local vendor of information security tools, to actively promote authentication and e-signature tools.
Aktiv was founded in 1994 and became the first Russian developer of information security tools, which created a fully domestic line of software and hardware solutions for authentication and formation of electronic signatures. Currently, the company promotes its products under the Rutoken and Guardant brands.
Annually "Aktiv" produces more than 2 million tokens and smart cards and is the largest manufacturer of such devices in Russia. Rutoken's solutions are used by three quarters of federal government agencies and more than half of Russian commercial banks, which use cryptographic identifiers to protect remote service systems.
Merlion and Aktiv expect to strengthen their positions in the promising information security market by promoting solutions through the distributor's channel, as well as support to partners in implementing complex and large-scale projects. Aktiv, together with Merlion, will provide marketing and technological support to Merlion's partners in the country. To promote the products, Aktiv and Merlion plan to hold joint events.
Marat Khaziev, head of the corporate division of Aktiv: "we are pleased to announce the beginning of partnership with Merlion on the sale of Rutoken solutions. Due to its reliability and the highest quality, Rutoken products are already used by millions of Russian users. The agreement concluded with Me will help partners from corporate, banking and state segments to get advanced solutions in the field of authentication and electronic signature."
Evgeny Uzkiy, head of Merlion information security solutions sales support group, adds: "Rutoken is an excellent solution that will allow our partners and their clients to significantly increase the security of projects. We are glad to expand our portfolio of solutions with the domestic technologies of Aktiv in the field of cryptography and secure formation of e-signature."